The trucking industry is in crisis. We are in a situation that we have been in for far too long. We need qualified drivers. We need to obtain them from qualified training providers. We need to obtain them from the best of the best training facilities. At the TTSAO, they have recognized this and have developed a process, in which they think this is attainable. Their Pre-Qualification Process has enabled them to vet prospective school members to make sure that the Association stays true to its principles and only produces the best drivers for the industry. As in many Associations, membership is just a matter of a cheque. Not the TTSAO. To become a member, there is a very disciplined application process, and it is one to aspire to.
It is the vision of the TTSAO that Carriers can rely on that mandate and that they can look to them as leaders in the training of, and supplying them with, the best candidate driver.
This brings me to my point. Why should Carriers care?
Carriers should care, because not every school is the same as every school. Just like not every Carrier is the same as every Carrier. The proof is in the actual proof. Being a School that has been issued a certificate, unfortunately, doesn’t make them as good as the next school. The TTSAO Member Schools talk the talk and walk the talk, as they say.
I don’t usually pontificate so much in my Blogs, but this one is kind of special.
I would invite you to join the next TTSO Carrier Group Meeting to hear more about this.
It is on November 24th at Lion Head Conference Center and I hope to see you there! Some really important speakers and some pretty great information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register.